Up until a few years ago (nine I believe, though I could be wrong), gaming companies, such as EA and Treyarch and SEGA, cared about their customers, the gamer community. They made their games as best as they could, desiring to create the best game that everyone would enjoy. Now, however, all they want is money. No longer do they want to make the best game; no, they want to make the most profitable game. It's an abomination that the gaming industry has gone from focusing solely on the gamers, to focusing solely on how much money they are making. If they don't sort out their priorities, and soon, they will find that they won't make as much money as they used to. Actually, I wish that would happen, but it won't. No matter how much of a selfish bastard the gaming industry becomes, they will always make bank because we, the gamers, need the games they make to crave our addictions. Old games are what we play, but new games have that je-ne-sais-quois that makes them irresistible to at least try them once.
It's unfortunate to see the gaming industry fall so far, so fast, but it has happened. I just hope they can dig themselves out of the hole they have dug for themselves. Eventually, hackers and modders and elite gamers will begin creating their own games, off of existing games, and we will no longer have an absolute need for them. Even so, the fact remains, the gaming industry has sunken so low.